Fortissimo puts Hart in Sharp pics

Titles include 'Harbor,' 'Lift,' 'Count'

U.S. indie producer Hart Sharp Entertainment has struck a deal covering sales of its library titles with Fortissimo Films, the Hong Kong- and Amsterdam-based international sales outfit.

Titles include 1998 suspenser “Dark Harbor,” 2001 crime drama “Lift” and 2000 family drama “You Can Count on Me.”

Deal bolsters Fortissimo’s Esther Bannenberg-headed TV sales division on the eve of the Mipcom mart in Cannes, which runs Oct. 17-21.

Library include Fortissimo’s 220-title slate and back catalogs from Gotham-based Killer Films and helmers Jim Jarmusch and Mira Nair.

Deal was negotiated between Hart Sharp chief operating officer Michael Hogan and Fortissimo co-chair Michael J. Werner.

Relationship between the pair started two years ago when they picked up international rights to Dylan Kidd-helmed “P.S.” and Robin Williams/Toni Collette starrer “Night Listener,” now in post-production.

Relationship with Killer also started with three films and sees Fortissimo’s role growing as rights revert to the producer after the initial license period expires.

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